Specialist legal services firm RadcliffesLeBrasseur has moved into new offices on the 9th floor of Southgate House in Cardiff, overlooking the Millennium Stadium. The firm has had a presence in Cardiff since 1997, with offices in Park Place for the past ten years, as well as offices in London and Leeds. An increase in instructions covering a larger strategic area led the partners to look for new premises nearer communication links, and the location of Southgate House, just opposite Cardiff Central train station perfectly suited their needs.
Huw Llewellyn-Morgan, Solicitor and Partner with the firm said, “Partners are travelling more to see clients and to attend courts and tribunals over a wide area. Increasingly these journeys are being made by train, and our clients are also making more use of the rail network to visit our offices. Looking to the future, we believe this trend will grow as a result of proposed electrification of the rail lines locally and between London and Cardiff. We were also attracted by the fact that the building is in the area to be included in the new Central Business District planned for the city. The offices are bright, modern and airy with a wonderful outlook, and they are more flexible than our old accommodation, so we are very pleased with the move.”
Kate Simpson of Cooke & Arkwright acted as joint agent on behalf of the landlord, Euranglo Cardiff Ltd in the deal. “Southgate House is a landmark building occupying a prominent position in Cardiff,” she said. “The ninth floor offers excellent views across the city and a manned entrance lobby, lift access to all floors and immediate proximity to excellent retail facilities and communication links. It presents a first rate office location in the city.”
RadcliffesLeBrasseur advises clients on legal issues relating to business and property, private client services including tax and estate planning, and healthcare. The firm is one of the largest practices acting for private and NHS healthcare providers, including primary care practitioners, mental health providers and care homes. The core business practice area in Cardiff is in healthcare, representing doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals in clinical negligence claims, complaints to regulatory bodies and a wide range of other procedures, both privately and on instructions from all three main medical defence organisations. Mr Llewellyn-Morgan is a member of the Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers, the Wales Medico-Legal Society and the Dental Law and Ethics Forum.
Knight Frank was joint agent on the deal.